Program/Schedule

FRIDAY, JUNE 8

12:00 pm
Registration & Poster Setup

12:45 pm
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Bradley Britigan, MD, University of Nebraska

Session I: Inflammation

Session Chairs: Bradley Britigan, MD and Iman Ahmad, Ph.D.

12:55 pm - 1:20 pm
Heme Oxygenase-1 and Its Metabolites Contributes to Survival of Mycobacterium abscessus in Human Macrophages
Maher Abdalla, Ph.D., University of Nebraska

1:20 pm – 1:45 pm
Redox-Driven Lymphocyte Inflammation Sensitizes Mice to Psychological Stress-Mediated Hypertension
Adam Case, Ph.D., University of Nebraska

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Break

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mitochondria as Signaling Organelles
Navdeep Chandel, Ph.D., Northwestern University

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Trainee Radical Data Blitz*
Chairs: Rebecca Oberley Deegan, Ph.D. and Doug Spitz, Ph.D.

6:00 pm
Dinner at Lauritzen Gardens

SATURDAY, JUNE 9

7:30 am - 8:30 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast (provided)

Session II: Cancer

Session Chairs: Matthew Oberley, MD, Ph.D. and Christopher Oberley, Ph.D.

8:30 am - 8:55 am
Proline Metabolic Links to Cellular Stress Responses
Donald Becker, Ph.D., University of Nebraska

8:55 am - 9:20 am
Metabolic Regulation of ROS in Cancer Cachexia
Pankaj Singh, Ph.D., University of Nebraska

9:20 am - 9:45 am
Tumor Suppressive Role of EcSOD in Breast Cancer
Melissa Teoh-Fitzgerald, Ph.D., University of Nebraska

9:45 am - 10:15 am
Break

10:15 am – 11:15 am
The SIRT3-MnSOD-K68-Ac-ROS Axis in Luminal B Breast Carcinogenesis
and Endocrine Resistance

David Gius, MD, Ph.D., Northwestern University

11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Poster Viewing (Informal) & Lunch (provided)

Session III: Aging, Free Radicals and Scavenging

Session Chairs: Prabhat Goswami, Ph.D. and Matthew Zimmerman, Ph.D.

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Role of Oxidative Stress and Redox Imbalance in Sarcopenia
Holly Van Remmen, Ph.D., Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Poster Session (Formal)

2:45 pm - 3:10 pm
Stromal Aging and Cancer Therapy Response
Ehab Sarsour, Ph.D., The University of Iowa

3:10 pm - 3:35 pm
Two Decades of Design and Preclinical Development Led Mn Porphyrins Into Clinical Trials:
How Do We Presently Understand Their Mechanism(s) of Action(s)

Ines Batinic-Haberle, Ph.D., Duke University

3:35 pm - 4:00 pm
Targeting Xanthine Oxidoreductase Product Identity to Address Metabolic
and Cardiopulmonary Dysfunction Allied to Obesity

Eric Kelley, Ph.D., West Virginia University

4:00 pm
Closing Remarks

6:00 pm
Dinner at Fontenelle Park Pavillion


*Trainee Radical Data Blitz Description: The Trainee Radical Data Blitz will consist of 1 session of 8-9 trainee abstract presentations. Trainees will present 1 slide, with a few key figures and no animations, to discuss their research in 3 minutes. The Radical Data Blitz will end with 2-3 minutes of questions for the speakers. This is a great way for trainees to practice an “Elevator Pitch” and to share research concisely.